Living with COVID-19
Living with COVID-19
Updates on COVID-19 Cases and Resources for You and Your Family
Libby Allison, Media Relations Coordinator, (309) 308-5015
Champaign County COVID-19 Briefing
Champaign, Ill.— All media briefings are provided under the leadership of the Champaign County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
We are announcing a cumulative total of 9,479 cases in Champaign County which includes 1,921 new cases for the time period of November 12-18, 2020. In addition, we are reporting six more deaths in Champaign County. There has been a total of 43 COVID-related deaths.
•Male in his 60s
•Two females in their 80s
•Male in his 80s
•Female in her 90s
These numbers are accurate as of the release time.
Please note CUPHD’s website will update the number of deaths at 8:00 a.m. on November 20, 2020.
For daily information on demographics, please visit CUPHD’s website at: https://www.c-uphd.org/champaign-urbana-illinois-coronavirus-information....
Additional resources and information
Influenza – This year it is more important than ever to get a flu shot. Each season, millions of Americans are sickened with flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and tens of thousands die. This season we are also battling COVID-19, another virus that can cause severe respiratory illness. While a vaccine for COVID-19 is still under development, there is a vaccine for flu that has been proven to be safe and effective over the past 50 years. Getting a flu vaccine can help you avoid co-infection with COVID-19 and flu. Please get yours today.
Holiday guidance - As everyone prepares for the upcoming holiday season, find safety tips here:
Mitigation – Region 6 will move into Tier 3 resurgence mitigation effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.
Winter Disconnection Moratorium – Ameren Illinois announced an extension of the disconnection moratorium to all residential customers through March 31, 2021.
More information on the services and programs that are available to help customers impacted by COVID-19 is available at AmerenIllinois.com/Recovery.
COVID-19 testing option - COVID-19 testing site is available at the Market Place Shopping Center in Champaign.
This is a service that can be obtained without a doctor’s referral, code, or appointment. Tests are available for anyone, including individuals walking up to the site, and there is no limit to the number of tests one person is allowed to take.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (7 days a week while daily supplies last)
Market Place Shopping Center, 2000 N. Neil Street, Champaign
Testing site is located on the east side of the mall – enter through the south mall entrance off of Market Street
*This site will close during inclement weather
Testing - The test is quick and painless with a 10-15 second swab inside of each nostril. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the nasal swab has the same sensitivity to detect coronavirus as the nasopharyngeal swab and is CDC approved. You will be called with results and must answer the phone. You’ll receive a call from an 888 number and no message will be left. When you receive verbal results over the phone you can request a paper copy to be sent to you. Due to the volume of tests, results can take longer than 48 hours and you may call 1 (888) 297-7208 for the status of your results.
Please note - Patients receiving required pre-surgery or pre-procedure testing should receive that test as directed by their doctor’s office to avoid delays.
211 - This is a service provided by the United Way with trained specialists to match people to the right service agency based on your individual needs. For access, dial 211 or visit the Champaign County 211 website at uwayhelps.org/211.
Champaign County COVID-19 Resource Site - During this challenging time, the community is coming together to provide solutions. A county website has been created to provide information, updates and needed resources that provide support. This information can be found at: champaigncountycovid19.org
The COVID-19 website will be updated as new information is received.
COVID-19 Patient Resources
Carle (217) 902-6100
Carle continues to care for a number of COVID patients from Champaign County and beyond in our hospitals and clinics. As the region’s cases increase both inside and outside of our hospitals, it’s more important than ever that we each remain commitment to proven prevention measures.
•The Carle COVID-19 Hotline is open 24/7 to assist patients with an assessment and direction on when or where to seek care and/or testing.
•Carle offers an online assessment tool to begin screening for COVID-19.
•Carle is offering video visits for those who prefer to see their physician from the comfort of their own home, while safely distancing from others. Patients can go to mycarle.com or call their doctor’s office to see if a video visit is the right choice for them.
•Carle remains open to meet essential Primary and Specialty Care needs. Your provider may address many health needs by phone or video visits. In-person visits require a mask for all and follow social distancing best practices and enhance cleaning routines at our locations. All Carle Emergency Departments remain open for people needing immediate care for life-threatening emergencies.
•Carle cares for you: Get tips for a healthy community at school, at work and at play.
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (217) 239-7877
•CUPHD’s COVID hotline is available seven days a week between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you do not reach a person, leave a voicemail that includes your name and phone number with a brief message.
•Updated information available at c-uphd.org.
•Follow Champaign-Urbana Public Health District on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date information.
•Patients with questions or concerns or who want to inquire about testing are asked to call their provider’s office.
•Christie Clinic providers are now available for preventative care appointments and elective procedures. We have taken precautionary measures to open our doors for non-urgent healthcare concerns. Patients can visit their MyChristie patient portal or call their provider to request an appointment.
•Need Urgent Care? Visit a Christie Clinic Convenient Care.
oLaunched June 1: Christie Clinic Curbside Convenient Care: 1801 West Windsor Road, Champaign, IL 61822
oReopened June 1: Christie Clinic in Mahomet: 1001 Commercial Drive, Mahomet, IL 61853
oChristie Clinic in Danville on Vermilion: 3545 North Vermilion Street, Danville, IL 61832
oChristie Clinic in Urbana: 1710 East Windsor Road, Urbana, IL 61802
OSF 833-OSF KNOW (833-673-5669)
OSF Healthcare is reminding the public to remain committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19 as a community. The important thing is to not give up, or give in to “pandemic fatigue” as COVID continues to be a serious threat across the state of Illinois. We are asking the community to band together and continue practicing the 3 Ws: Wear a mask, Wash your hands, and Watch your distance.
It is equally important to get a flu shot this year since the flu vaccine remains the best way to protect yourself. There has been an increase in hospitalizations from COVID across the region, which makes it all that more important to protect yourself and others from the flu in order to save medical resources for the care of COVID-19 patients.
OSF HealthCare offers Clare, a digital assistant chatbot available on our home page to help screen for and educate the public about COVID-19. You do not have to be an OSF patient to use Clare.
•The COVID-19 Nurse Hotline is staffed by OSF registered nurses around the clock, and during times of heavy usage will be staffed by other OSF health care professionals.
•Clare, the virtual assistant chatbot on osfhealthcare.org, is equipped to begin screenings for and educate the public about COVID-19.
•OSF SilverCloud-An online platform available at osfhealthcare.org/silvercloud, available 24/7 to help manage stress, anxiety and depression. It’s backed by a live health care professional who can direct users to in-person or telehealth care if necessary.
Promise is now available for all primary care needs including, prenatal, vaccinations and well child exams. Most dental services are now available with SmileHealthy. All patients are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and risks at time of scheduling and at check in. The waiting area is appropriately spaced apart and an additional waiting area is available for those that present with symptoms or other risk factors.
Call (217) 356-1558 for care at Frances Nelson
Call (217) 693-4660 for care at Promise on Walnut
Call (217) 403-5477 for dental care with SmileHealthy
COVID-19 testing is available outside Frances Nelson. Both swabbing and serum tests are available. Call our COVID-19 Care Line at (217) 403-5402. Testing is available from 8:00 – 5:00, Monday through Friday at Frances Nelson, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign. The provider will determine which test is clinically appropriate.